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125 new positive cases reported in J&K, 3194 recovered so far

Srinagar, Jun 19: A 15-day-old baby was among four COVID-19 patients who died at a hospital here, taking the number of fatalities due to the novel coronavirus in the Union Territory to 76, officials said on Friday.

The baby is the youngest COVID-19 victim in the union territory, the officials said, adding all the deaths took place at SKIMS Soura here.

The baby from Bemina area had tested positive for the virus and was admitted to the hospital on Wednesday as a case of aortic stenosis with Congestive Cardiac Failure (CCF). The newborn died this morning.

They said a 79-year-old man from Nowshera area of Srinagar, who had tested positive for COVID-19, died at 11:15 pm on Thursday night.

The patient was admitted to the hospital on June 08 and was suffering from hypertension, hypothyroidism, with bilateral chest infiltrate. He had contact history with a positive patient, they said.

In another death at the hospital, an 80-year-old man from Sopore area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district passed away at 9 am on Friday, the officials said.

They said the patient was admitted at the hospital on June 17 with hypertension and cardiac failure.

His sampling was done that day only and the report returned as positive the next day, they added.

An 80-year-old from Shopian district died at SMHS hospital here.

Medical Superintendent SKIMS, Dr Nazir Choudhary, said that the octogenarian, a resident of Kilara Shopian, who was admitted today, had bilateral pneumonia and tested positive for covid-19,” he added.

Meanwhile, a total of 125 fresh Covid-19 positive cases were reported from Jammu and Kashmir on Friday, 23 from Jammu division and 102 from Kashmir division, taking the total tally of such cases to 5680.

Also, 04 COVID-19 deaths were also reported from Kashmir division.

Officials said that 50 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals, 25 from Jammu division and 25 from Kashmir division.

They said that out of 5680 positive cases, 2411 are Active Positive, 3194 have recovered and 75 have died.

“Out of 295202 test results available, 289522 samples have been tested as negative till June 19, 2020,” said the officials.

They said that 249382 travelers and persons in contact with suspected cases have been enlisted for surveillance which included 39182 persons in home quarantine including facilities operated by government, 31 in Hospital Quarantine, 2411 in hospital isolation and 45832 under home surveillance. Besides, 161851 persons have completed their surveillance period.

Providing district-wise breakup, the officials said that Bandipora has 258 positive cases (including 07 cases reported today) with 50 Active Positive, 207 recovered (including 02 cases recovered today), 01 death; Srinagar has 608 positive cases (including 31 cases reported today) with 368 Active Positive, 222 recovered (including 05 cases recoveàred today), 18 deaths; Anantnag district has 595 positive cases (including 08 cases reported today), with 166 Active Positive, 424 recovered (including 01 case recovered today),  05 deaths; Baramulla has 562 positive cases (including 10 cases reported today) with 282 Active Positive, 267 recovered (including 04 cases recovered today), 13 deaths; Shopian has 602 positive cases (including 07 cases reported today) with 200 Active Positive, 393 recovered (including 01 case recovered today) and 09 deaths; Kupwara has 428 positive cases (including 07 cases reported today) with 110 Active Positive, 313 recovered (including 03 cases recovered today) and 05 deaths; Budgam has 291 positive cases (including 02 cases reported today), with 163 Active Positive and 123 recovered cases and 05 deaths; Ganderbal has 66 positive cases (including 01 case reported today) with 10 active positive cases and 56 recoveries; Kulgam has 664 positive cases (including 11 cases reported today), with 195 Active Positive and  461 recoveries (including 09 cases recovered today) and 08 deaths and Pulwama reported 300 positive cases (including 18 cases reported today) with 228 active positive cases and 70 recovered and 02 deaths.

Similarly, Jammu has 298 positive cases (including 08 cases reported today) with 113 active positive cases and 179 recoveries (including 13 cases recovered today) and 06 deaths; Udhampur has 203 positive cases (including 02 cases reported today) with 116 active positive cases, 86 recovered (including 05 cases recovered today) and 01 death; Samba has 124 positive cases (including 04 cases reported today) with 77 Active Positive and 47 recoveries; Rajouri has 73 positive cases (including 01 case reported today) with 58 active positive cases and 14 recovered and 01 death; Kathua has 182 positive cases (including 07 cases reported today) with 85 Active positive and 97 recovered (including 04 cases reported today); Kishtwar has 23 positive cases with 15 active positive cases and 08 recovered; Ramban has 201 positive cases with 85 active positive and 116 recoveries; Reasi has 31 positive cases with 09 active positive and 22 recovered (including 02 cases recovered today), Poonch has 108 positive cases (including 01 case reported today) with 58 active positive and 50 recoveries (including 01 case reported today) while Doda has 63 positive cases with 23 active positive cases and 39 recoveries and 01 death.

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